Scripture Verse

There shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. Revelation 22:5


Words & Mu­sic: Ro­bert Hark­ness, 1906 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Robert Harkness (1880–1961)


When we cross the val­ley
There need be no sha­dows,
When life’s day is end­ed and its sor­rows o’er;
When the sum­mons comes to meet
The bless­èd Sav­ior,
When we rise to dwell
With Him for­ev­er­more.


Shadows! no need of sha­dows
When at last we lay life’s bur­dens down;
Shadows! no need of sha­dows!
When at last we gain the vic­tor’s crown.

When our loved ones leave us
There need be no sha­dows,
If their faith is fixed in Je­sus as their Lord;
For they go to be with Him
Who died to save them,
To be with the One
Whom they have long ad­ored.


When He comes to meet us
There need be no sha­dows,
When He comes in all His glo­ri­ous ar­ray;
When the trump of God shall sound
And loved ones wak­en,
When He leads us on­ward
With tri­um­phant sway.